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Posted by Peter Ewell on 10/26/2020, 7:29 pm, in reply to "Re: Not Curlew
Curacoa had twin 4" DP mounts...this one has singles...Neither is an Argonaut...
How about HMS Effingham and HMS Curacoa both sunk by accident during WW2. The latter looks like the Argonaut model and I guess that the former might also be by Argonaut. At the time of sinking, Curacoa is said to have carried a camouflage pattern that incorporated Mountbatten Pink and Effingham was light grey when photographed by a Norwegian camerman, not dark grey as modelled by both Argonaut and Neptun.
Good answer, but the reason why the C-Class CLAA is customized and camouflaged is that it is modified to represent a particular ship, which is not Curlew...
Looks like HMS Effingham and HMS Curlew, both lost off Norway in May 1940 - the former by grounding and the latter by German bombers. Probably both Neptun models - nice camo on the latter.
Name the relationship between these two ships, the ships, and the models.